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A fascinating insight into Matisse's life and work,
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This review is from: Matisse: The Life (Paperback)
For lovers of Matisse's art, this book provides a remarkable picture of how his art developed over his lifetime and of the human and landscape influences on his work. It is also a joy to read, well explained, and fills a much-needed gap for those not willing to plough through the 1000-plus pages of the 2 volume biography. Highly recommended, and not just for the serious student, but for anyone intrigued by the huge variety of Matisse's work: this book gives a readable account of the artist's background, family life, friends and relations with other artists, plus the huge influence of his move from the North to the South of France along with visits to North Africa.